Spring 2023 Commencement

Congratulations to our Spring 2023 graduates! We are full of Pride as you Power Onward toward exciting futures, including new learning experiences and service to your communities.

PNW graduates in the procession at spring 2023 commencement. A mortar board decorated with PNW is visible, as is the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building in the background.

Celebrating Spring 2023 Commencement!

Purdue University Northwest graduates were urged to uphold the values and freedoms afforded to them as U.S. residents and exhibit service to others as exemplary, participatory civilians in a democracy, during PNW’s spring 2023 commencement Saturday, May 6.

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PNW Commencement in Photos

Two PNW graduates in caps and gowns pose together

Graduates, including this married couple, gathered to pose for photos--and celebrate everything they accomplished. PNW’s spring 2023 graduating class included 889 candidates, with 755 earning baccalaureate degrees and 134 earning master’s degrees.

PNW graduates march in together

Smiles were plentiful as PNW graduates enjoyed the ultimate reward for their hard work.

The Honorable Diane Kavadias Schneider delivers the keynote address at PNW’s 2023 spring commencement.

The Honorable Diane Kavadias Schneider delivered the keynote address at PNW’s 2023 spring commencement.

PNW graduates in class of 2023 stoles march up to receive their degrees.

The class of 2023 represented colleges and majors from across PNW. Whatever their studies, they shared the same commitment to hard work and perseverance.

David Bolton speaks at commencement

PNW Student Government Association President David Bolton paid tribute to the university's newest graduates for everything they've accomplished.

A PNW HTM graduate poses with her diploma

Once the commencement ceremony was over, PNW graduates were eager to show off their degrees!

Two PNW graduates hold their diplomas in front of the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building at spring 2023 PNW commencement.

We are proud of everything our graduates have accomplished and look forward to seeing what they achieve as they Power Onward to the next stages in their lives.

Commencement Stories

Sharyl Riley

Chancellor Medallion Recipient: Meet 2023 PNW graduate Sharyl Riley

Sharyl Riley, ’23, earned a bachelor of science degree in Computer Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity from the College of Technology and a minor in Criminal Justice from the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Purdue University Northwest (PNW). 

Bozana Cuczuz

Chancellor Medallion Recipient: Meet 2023 PNW graduate Bozana Cucuz

Bozana Cucuz, ’23, always wanted to work in the health care field, and nursing seemed the most direct route. That led her to earn a bachelor of science degree in Nursing from Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) College of Nursing.

Theodore Mantis

A future in evolution: Meet 2023 PNW graduate Theodore Mantis

A small section on evolution in a high school AP biology class led Theodore Mantis to believe this important topic deserved more in-depth study.